Last post on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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Chrysler Le Baron, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Laser, Performance Mods
#9 of 18 1994 Plymouth Laser - Historical Info
Mar 21, 2008 (1:15 pm)
The following info gathered from consumerguide.com, edmunds.com, and product brochures:
For its final season, Laser got only detail changes. The optional security system was improved. A mobile cell phone (mounted in the car) was made available. Exterior color choices were Medium Quartz, Deep Green Pearl, Electric Blue, Bright White, Medium Red, Black, Radiant Red, Silver, and Turquoise. Interior color choices were Dark Agate, Medium Quartz, and Crimson Red
#10 of 18 Re: 88 Dodge Daytona switches [paisan]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Thanks, I'll have to get back later with a picture of those switches. Not sure how to upload pictures here through this forum. But I do have pictures of all three vehicles on My CarSpace , and I would definately say they're worth a look. With the exception of a slightly raised spoiler, the Daytona looks very much the same as the factory version at a glance. I should probably take some pictures of the engine compartment too. He took it to a Mopar show in Kokomo, IN and placed first in his class. He was in his seventies and really enjoyed watching all the young bucks scratchin their heads over it. Lyle
Mar 27, 2008 (4:38 pm)
I finally got a picture of those switches. I have my doubts that they're original equipment. The toggle on the far left lifts the lights. The one on the right is rigged up to the carburator to lock out the 4 barrel as a fuel saving option. I still have yet to find any function for the 3 in the middle.
Jan 20, 2009 (7:26 pm)
Anybody know why it would take almost a 1/2 hr of driving before getting heat in the car?
#13 of 18 Re: No Heat [kayfuslee]
Jan 26, 2009 (7:49 am)
Check two things; your thermostat and the radiator fans.
On some cars, when you use the defroster setting, it automatically turns on the A/C compressor. That is due to the fact that dry warm air clears a windshield faster than warm moist air. If the A/C compressor comes on, most cars these days automatically turn on the radiator fans in order to keep the compressor from being overpressurized on the high side. However, if the fan is on, it could keep your car from warming up quickly.
Also, your thermostat could be the wrong one, coming open too soon, or be stuck in the open position. If it is open and coolant is flowing all the time, it will take a LOT longer for the heater to put out any heat. Most manufacturers call for a 185, 190 or 195 degree thermostat. A good parts store can tell you what your car should have.
BTW, do NOT buy a Robert Shaw thermostat. Go with an OEM or a Stant thermostat.
#14 of 18 1989 lebaron turbo
Feb 01, 2009 (1:04 pm)
my 1989 chrysler le baron turbo has poor acceleration any fixes
Aug 18, 2009 (5:21 am)
no power to coil on my chrysler lebaron 2,5 88 mod help
#17 of 18 Re: No Heat [kayfuslee]
May 29, 2010 (1:02 am)
Your cooling fans are turned on and off automatically via a temp sensor and/or relay swtch. You can locate this sensor either near the intake or sometimes on the radiator itself (usually near bottom). If you "jumper" the pins your cooling fans should kick on (key in access. on position). If they do you prob have a bad sensor. If they don't you may have either bad wiring or a bad relay switch (fuse block under hood driver's side - 1st relay in upper right corner).
#18 of 18 88' Lebaron reving up while shifting
Jan 12, 2011 (12:19 am)
Hello. I am a noob around these parts, and to my newly acquired 1988 Lebaron Convertible. It is a 4 cyl. 5 spd. Manual. It has just over 111,000 miles on it. My problem is that when it's cold out, (like now) if the car is not warmed up, (which I have been told not to do) when shifting gears, it revs up really high! It doesn't matter what gear I am in, as soon as I engage the clutch & pull it out of gear into the neutral position, or just normal shifting, the engine revs so high that it is starting to freak me & the wife out. And since it revs so high, once the stick shift is set into the next gear, the car "lightly" lurches forward. But then the RPM's go down to normal levels until the next shift, then up it goes again. Now, if I let the car warm up like 10 to 15 minutes, (which I have been told is hard on the engine) it is fine. Any ideas on this one? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.